Dueling Scouting Reports: Randy Gregory

Written by Justin Higdon, Senior Draft Analyst on January 23, 2015


This draft season, my Draft Breakdown colleague Chad Dinkins and I will occasionally choose a player that we haven’t previously discussed with each other, and write up dueling scouting reports. The intent here is to show how two different sets of eyes can view the same prospect after breaking down the game tape. Our first subject is Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory. We each watched four of Gregory’s games prior to formulating our reports, though we did not discuss which ones beforehand. As a result, in this case we both saw Gregory’s performances against Michigan State and USC, but I also watched Miami and Rutgers, while Chad broke down the Wisconsin and Minnesota matchups. Here are the results.

NDT Scouting Report: Pittsburgh OT TJ Clemmings

Written by Kyle Crabbs, Senior Draft Analyst on January 23, 2015


 *The following is an excerpt from NDT Scouting’s 2015 NFL Draft Prospectus. To learn more about NDT Scouting and the availability of the NDT Scouting 2015 NFL Draft Prospectus (available for pre-order NOW; $10.00 USD/April 15, 2015 release date) visit!  NDT Scouting aims to collaborate both a comprehensive film evaluation grade (omitted below) with weighted peripheral metrics of size, experience, athleticism and production (also omitted below) to provide readers with a complete look at the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft.* TJ Clemmings, Offensive Tackle (#68) RS Senior, University of Pittsburgh Panthers Date of Birth: 11/18/1991 Size:

  • Measurement Source: University of Pittsburgh Biography Page
  •  Height: 6060 (Listed)
  •  Weight: 315 (Listed)
  •  Hand Measurement: N/A
  •  Arm Length: N/A


  • Career Starts: 26

Justin Higdon presents: Box Score Scouting the Quarterbacks

Written by Justin Higdon, Senior Draft Analyst on January 23, 2015

Brett Hundley

Recently, I explained my intent to use a form of “box score scouting” in my NFL Draft analysis this year. As I mentioned in the intro article, I’ve tailored this production metric to fit each positional group. Quarterbacks proved especially challenging because of the variance of college football offenses. I couldn’t really use passing yardage or completion statistics considering that some schools have very ordinary quarterbacks throwing the ball 50 to 60 times per game. But there are stats that I think can tell a story when pieced together. Completion percentage does not equal accuracy, but when examined with yards per attempt and yards per completion, we can get a clearer idea of what types of throws a passer is being asked to make. Touchdowns are always important in football, and in the context of TD to interception ratio, I think we can get at least a snapshot (read more…)

Bryan Perez’s Senior Bowl Recap: SOUTH practice, Day 3

Written by Bryan Perez on January 22, 2015


My focus during the South team’s afternoon session was again on the wide receivers and cornerbacks, and I was excited to take a long look at this group because it contained some of the week’s biggest “buzz” players.

Before getting into my notes, I wanted to give kudos to the Jaguars coaching staff.  They brought “the juice” this afternoon, making the experience fun and exciting for the players.  There was a noticeable difference in intensity level from the morning session, and the players were clearly competing harder.  Tight ends were “gronk-ing” the ball in the end zone after a score, secondary players were celebrating pass breakups, and the screams and hollers after a big hit echoed through the stands.  It was really fun to watch.


One of the week’s highest-profile players was Sammie Coates, the “looks the part” receiver from Auburn.  I watched Coates closely during the (read more…)

Bryan Perez’s Senior Bowl Recap: NORTH practice, Day 3

Written by Bryan Perez on January 22, 2015

Tony Lippett

The final day of practices for the 2015 Senior Bowl provided one last chance for the crop of participating seniors to make an impression on the scouts and coaches in attendance.  A few players did just that today.

Today’s focus was on the wide receivers and cornerbacks.  I felt bad for this year’s crop of pass catchers, as the quarterback play has been downright atrocious.  In fact, none of the quarterbacks on either roster played like a draftable prospect.  The lone exception might be Bryce Petty (Baylor), but it’s only because he was able to sporadically spin an NFL throw.  Players like Shane Carden (ECU), Sean Manion (Oregon State), Blake Sims (Alabama), and Bryan Bennett (Southeast LA) failed to display any traits that suggested a rush to sign them after Mr. Irrelevant is (read more…)

Luke Easterling’s Senior Bowl Notebook: Day 3

Written by Luke Easterling, Senior Draft Analyst on January 22, 2015


Day 3 of Senior Bowl week saw the final full-pad practices for both the North and South squads, as players on both sides had their final opportunity to show their stuff at full speed before Saturday’s game.

One thing that stood out to me on Thursday was the difference in intensity between the two practices. The North team’s morning practice seemed more subdued and laid back compared to the day before, while the South team was very vocal, the tempo was noticeably faster, and the vibe of their afternoon session was noticeably more upbeat.

Here are the players who stood out to me from both squads today.


At linebacker, Texas’ Jordan Hicks and USC’s Hayes Pullard flashed early and often.  Hicks showed great instincts and discipline in coverage, snatching an interception during 1-on-1 drills, while Pullard continues to prove himself as a balanced player who is athletic (read more…) presents: GM Jr. Scouting Senior Bowl Podcast

Written by Bryan Perez on January 22, 2015

senior bowl

The fellas at GM Jr. Scouting share their thoughts from the first two days of Senior Bowl practices, as Day 3 is set to get underway this morning.  

Bryan Perez’s Senior Bowl Recap: SOUTH practice, Day 2

Written by Bryan Perez on January 21, 2015


As I mentioned in my piece about today’s North practice, the weather continued to be perfect for the South team’s afternoon practice session.  The weather cooled down nicely about halfway through, as the condition’s were darn near ‘perfect.’

Also consistent with my approach toward the North team, I focused my attention on the South’s linebackers and running backs.  The results were underwhelming, with a few exceptions.  It should be noted that Denzel Perryman (Miami) sat out of practice with a hamstring injury.  His absence was obvious.

The standout in the running back group for me was Jalston Fowler (Alabama).  It started with special teams drills (kick coverage) where Fowler displayed better than expected straight-line speed when running downfield.  He was among the first coverage guys to the ball and added to his already increasing (read more…)

Luke Easterling’s Senior Bowl Notebook: Day 2

Written by Luke Easterling, Senior Draft Analyst on January 21, 2015


As expected, there was an increased level of intensity on Day 2 here in Mobile, as both squads took part in their first full-pad practices of the week.  Today gave us a more complete picture of the prospects, as full-contact drills and team periods allowed for players’ complete skill sets to show.

Here are some players who stood out to me on either side, both good and bad.


The first player from the North team to jump out at me today was Duke WR Jamison Crowder.  Crowder’s size will likely limit him to a slot role at the next level, but he showed an impressive speed/quickness/hands combination, as well as great leaping ability and ball skills. Throw in his experience as a return man, and Crowder could end up being a very valuable weapon in the NFL, possibly creeping into the late-Day 2 conversation.

Staying with the (read more…)

Bryan Perez’s Senior Bowl Recap: NORTH Practice, Day 2

Written by Bryan Perez on January 21, 2015


The second day of practices at the 2015 Senior Bowl are in the books.  It was a perfect day in Mobile, as the players and coaches were able to go to work under a clear blue sky.  The biggest “winner” this week might just be the weather.

Today was an important day for a lot of players, as the second practice tends to pivot their stock in one direction or the other.  Traditionally, guys who have a good first day can use the second practice to build on the positive momentum, whereas guys who struggled on day one have an opportunity to wipe the slate clean.

I decided to focus most of my attention on the running backs and linebackers for both squads, with a wandering eye back to the linemen who I spent a lot of my time on yesterday.  Tomorrow will be dedicated to the wide (read more…)

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